"But the spirit who led the rebellion in the world before still opposes the plan and wants you to be miserable. He wants you never to find your way home again. That enemy of your soul knows you and your goodness. He knows that if he can turn you away from walking in the light, he can both capture you and stop you from helping others along the journey. He knows how good you are and your power to teach and influence hundreds of Heavenly Father's children in this life—and thousands over the generations that will follow your path. If he can get you to wander away from the light on your journey, he can do harm and bring misery to many." (Pres. Henry B. Eyring of the first presidency of the LDS church)
I love this thought and because of it, and other wonderful experiences that I have had, I no longer give Satan's lies place in my heart. I'm through wasting time on all of his nonsense. My life is too precious and there is too much at stake. Of course it's a continuous fight, I can never let my guard down, but I experience far more joy than despair these days. Joy in this glorious journey that was designed just for me. And I thank Jill and others for helping me to get back onto my right path.
I also have to thank Jill for another great post where she talks about the importance of leaving comments on one another's blogs. You can find it on her sidebar where it says to comment or not to comment.
I often compare blogging to driving past a home where the lights are all on and there appears to be something interesting going on inside so we approach the house to get a closer look. Once there we have a decision to make. Do we hide in the bushes and anonymously watch through the window or do we knock on the door and say, "I saw your lights on and wanted to stop by to say hi."
Well I hide in the bushes way too often, but thanks to Jill's wonderful post I'm going to do better at stopping in and saying hi. I'm going to leave more comments to let people know that I was there and that I enjoyed my visit.
And who knows, I just might make some new friends in the process.
How bout you? Are you a hider?